Karmak president/CEO Schien to become chairman

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Karmak, a provider of computer systems and business management systems in the heavy-duty truck industry, has announced that J. Richard Schien, president and chief executive officer, will become the company’s chairman of the board. Bill Healy, executive vice president of Karmak, will become president and CEO. Both moves are effective immediately.

Schien, who founded the Carlinville, Ill.-based company in 1981, initially served as vice president and has served as president and CEO since 1984. In his new position, Schien will continue to play a key role at Karmak by focusing on strategic planning while continuing to serve as a key company spokesperson.

Healy joined Karmak in June 1986. In 1989, he was promoted to vice president of operations, and was then again promoted in 1999 to the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer. As executive vice president, he has been responsible for research and development, sales, marketing and customer support. As president and CEO, he will add finance and administration to his responsibilities.

“Bill Healy has worked in every department except sales over the 20 years he has been with Karmak,” says Schien. “For the past five years, Bill has been the organizing force behind Karmak’s development efforts. Bill has consistently shown his keen business sense and leadership ability. He has demonstrated that he will be very effective in taking Karmak to the next level.”